$2,200,000,000,000. look at that. that is not enough? they needed more? yes, says the president. if they don't get more money they may not be able to send out social security checks. pay the benefits our veterans deserve. really? $2 trillion isn't enough? i don't get it. with $2 trillion they can pay social security and medicare and the interest on the debt and still have hundreds of billions left over. 2 trillion is plenty. billions more than the entire government spends when president bush took office. what's the problem? the problem is that republicans and democrats under presidents bush and obama doubled spending. doubled it. this year the government plans to spend $3,800,000,000,000. look at that number. that is a reason we have a growing debt. president obama says we need to raise taxes to cover that? i don't think so.